A number of our first-team players have tested positive for Covid-19 but this afternoon’s match against Maidenhead United will go ahead as planned.
Due to the rising number of cases and our duty of care to our employees and opponents, we have been funding regular testing for our players and key staff.
The most recent round of testing took place on Friday 16 October and returned four positive results among our squad, despite the strict protocols we have implemented since the outbreak of the virus. In line with government guidelines, these individuals will now self-isolate for 10 days from either the point they first experienced symptoms or returned a positive test.
Our chief executive Jason Turner said: “First and foremost, we would like to wish the individuals concerned a speedy recovery.
“Despite these positive results, however, and following close dialogue with medical officers from the National League and Maidenhead United, this afternoon’s match can go ahead safely. We have also made our most recent opponents, Sutton United, aware of the situation.
“We already have stringent matchday procedures in place to minimise the risk of spreading the virus and I would like to make it clear that all Notts County representatives with access to the red zone at today’s match returned negative results last night.
“Early next week we will carry out another round of testing as part of our continued commitment to keeping ourselves and the wider public safe, and I would like to thank our owners for their continued support of this important testing regime.”